DIY – Polishing Oxidized Headlights


October 3, 2013 by


Don’t let this happen to you! Headlight oxidation is preventable! Polycarbonate headlights are prone to oxidation that limits their light …
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DIY – How to correctly aim car mirrors

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September 27, 2013 by quirkyuncle


Aiming the mirrors in your car correctly is vital for safe driving. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t pointing them in …
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QuirkyUncle is moving!

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September 27, 2013 by

QuirkyUncle has moved to a new hosting solution with! You can access all past and future quirkyuncle content at: …
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DIY – Fixing a broken battery retainer with a battery strap


September 20, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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The acid in car batteries is highly corrosive. It can create an environment near the battery that damages parts of …
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DIY – Choosing the correct motor oil for your BMW


September 12, 2013 by quirkyuncle


Buying motor oil for your car is not as easy as it used to be. Unlike the past, there is …
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DIY – BMW X3 (E83) Rear Window Repair


August 31, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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You hear a snap and the rear window of your BMW X3 slides down inside the door. Here’s how to …
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Specialty tools

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August 30, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Specialty tools are designed to perform a specific task. While some automotive and home maintenance operations can be performed using …
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Wrenches and sockets

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August 29, 2013 by quirkyuncle


Much of the world is held together with bolts and nuts. If you are going to do any mechanical work …
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DIY – Top-Engine Cleaning (Decarbonization)


August 27, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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As they age, all engines get dirty on the inside throughout the combustion path (from the air intake to the …
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DIY – Oxygen Sensor Replacement

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June 28, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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Oxygen sensor replacement can be a fairly easy task that you can perform with a minimal number of tools. Aside …
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